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More Ann Arbor Servicemen Win Promotions: April 29, 1944

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More Ann Arbor Servicemen Win Promotions

Lt. Richard B. Stribley

A member of the graduating class of aerial navigators who recently received his silver wings at the University of Miami, in Florida, is Lt. Richard B Stribley, 21, son of Mr and Mrs. Henry Stribley, 1711 Shadford Rd. During his school years at Ann Arbor High school and the University, where he completed his freshman year, he was active in football, basketball, and golf. Entering the Air Corps Jan 25, 1943, he was trained at Miami Beach, Fla., Columbus, O., San Antonio, Tex., Houston, Tex., and Coral Gables, Fla. During his leave at home he was married to Shirley Marshall, 1428 Henry.

Maj. Dayton Donald Salon

Promoted to a major in the medical corps recently was Dr. Dayton Donald Salon, who is stationed at Darnell General hospital in Danville, Ky. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Salon, 1442 E. Park Pl., Maj. Salon was graduated from the University Medical School in 1934, having already received his A.B. degree and his master of science degree in neurology from the same institution. After serving as an intern and resident physician at the University hospital, he entered the Medical Corps and, for some time before going to Kentucky, was an examining psychiatrist at Detroit.

Lt. Vernon C. Applegate

Former honor student Vernon C. Applegate, 24, who was graduated from the University last June with a B.S. degree and a major in zoology, has been made a second lieutenant in the Army Air Forces, according to an announcement received recently from the navigation school at San Marcos, Tex. The son of Mrs. U. G. Applegate of Crestwood, N. Y., Lt. Applegate was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the ROTC on campus, prior to joining the armed forces. His wife Maxine Applegate, formerly of 524 Forest Ave., is now making her home in New York City.

Lt. Charles Gregory

Home from Dutch Harbor where he has been stationed for 15 months, Charles Gregory has received his commission and will now report to Wentworth Institute in Boston, Mass, to serve as a welfare and recreation officer. Lt. Gregory, went into the Navy in September, 1942, and took his early training at Norfolk, Va, was sent to the Aleutians as a chief petty officer and, while there, taught submarine warfare. The son of Mrs. Clara Gregory, 719 W. Jefferson St., and the hushand of Adeline Gregory, 721 Soule Blvd., he was at one time a member of the Jno. C. Fischer Hardware Co.

Lt. Raymond Gottner

From Napier Field, Ala., comes the announcement of the graduation and promotion to second lieutenant of Raymond Gottner, 1120 Oakland Ave., now a pilot in the AAF. Lt. Gottner, who entered the armed services in January, 1943, has to date been trained at Miami Beach, Fla., Western Reserve University in Cleveland, O.; Nashville, Tenn; Montgomery, Ala.; Americus, Ga., and Greenwood, Miss. Lt. Gottner is a graduate of the Dowling High school in Des Moines, Iowa, and a former employe of the Willow Run Bomber plant. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Gottner.

Lt. Harry J. Conn

On board an LST ship on convoy duty in the south Pacific is Harry J. Conn, formerly of 702 Emmet St., Ypsilanti, who was promoted in January to the rank of lieutenant. Lt. Conn, who served as a sports reporter for various newspapers in Washtenaw county during his civilian days, is a graduate of Roosevelt High school and of Michigan State Normal College, both in Ypsilanti. Enlisting in the Navy in September, 1942, he trained at New London, Conn., at Groton Academy, Conn., and at Norfolk, Va., before going overseas. He is the son of Eliabeth Conn, also of Ypsilanti.

Capt. William M. Wood

Prof. and Mrs. W. P. Wood, of 619 E. University Ave., have been notified of the promotion of their son, William M. Wood, to captain, in command of an ordnance company in England. A graduate of the University High school and the chemical and metallurgical department of the University Engineering College, Capt. Wood entered the service in June, 1941, as a second lieutenant in the Ordnance department of the Army. Before going overseas, he was stationed at several posts in the eastern part of the country. His wife is the former Elsie M. Jensen of Ann Arbor and East Orange, N. J.

Capt. Harry Cook

Now in India with the third ferrying group of the Air Transport Command is Dr. Harry Cook, former Ann Arbor dentist, who has recently been promoted to captain. A graduate of the University Dental school, class of 1935, Dr. Cook practiced dentistry in Ann Arbor for three years before joining the Army last June. In this country, he was stationed at Cudahy Field, Wls., and at Romulus Army Air Field, up to the last of March when he left the United States on board a plane bound for the Far East. His wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs Thomas Cook, are residing at 603 Fountain St.